Postnatal mental health: Are women getting the support they need?

"I really did not feel like I fitted the box." New research indicates the need for postnatal support that encompasses all mental health issues, not only postnatal depression.

Sep 11

Categories: Complex PTSD, Mental Health in Asia, Post Traumatic Stress Disorder ...


Does our mental health as teenagers determine our entry into ...

The effects of parenthood on mental health are complex, but a new study published in Health Sociology Review reveals a different angle to the relationship: how a person's mental health at 16 influences whether or not he or she becomes a parent, as ...

Sep 10

Categories: Mental Health in Asia, Oppositional & Defiant Behavior in ...


Young picky eaters might have more mental health woes

So your young children won't eat Brussels sprouts, broccoli or beans? Maybe it's just a phase, and they'll grow out of it. Maybe they're tired of you bossing them around and this is one place where they can push back. Maybe, many parents say, you ...

Aug 5

Categories: Anxiety, Child Development, Depression, Eating Disorders, Mental ...


Coming Out Proud to Erase the Stigma of Mental Illness

Although it is found that stigma of mental illness seems to be less evident in Asian and African countries, it does not mean it does not exists. A book that tackle this worldwide issue is now being released.

Jul 21

Categories: Mental Health in Asia, Mental Health Professions


Hong Kong: Train GPs to spot Mental Health Issues early

Family doctors should be enlisted to help diagnose people in the early stages of mental distress, so symptoms can be addressed before the need for a consultation with a psychiatrist. This will give them a better chance of recovery, Hong Kong experts ...

Jun 27

Categories: Mental Health in Asia


Insanity, Hong Kong psychological thriller, puts mental health in the ...

In "Insanity", a schizophrenic man convicted of involuntary manslaughter is released by his doctor from a psychiatric ...

Mar 31

Categories: Mental Health in Asia


Mental Illness Stigma and discrimination profound in Malaysia: Study

According to the perspectives of the mental health professionals, implications of stigma include patients being trapped in a vicious cycle of discrimination leading to detrimental consequences for the individual, their families, communities and ...

Mar 12

Categories: Mental Health in Asia


Chinese short film encouraging families to talk about homosexuality ...

A short film depicting two parents’ coming to terms with their son’s homosexuality has gone viral in China, garnering ...

Feb 25

Categories: LGBT (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, & Transgender) Issues, Mental ...


Mental Health gets $1.8 Billion boost in Australia

Nearly 60,000 people with a severe mental illness will share an extra $1.3 billion in funding - the single biggest boost under the National Disability Insurance Scheme.

Feb 16

Categories: Mental Health in Asia


57% of lower-Primary kids not getting enough sleep

SINGAPORE - About 57 per cent of children from lower Primary lack enough sleep, according to a survey conducted by students from Nanyang Technological University.

Feb 5

Categories: Child Development, Mental Health in Asia


Why Cambodians Never Get 'Depressed'

People in Cambodia experience what we Americans call depression. But there's no direct translation for the word "depression" in the Cambodian Khmer language. Instead, people may say thelea tdeuk ceut, which literally means "the water in my heart has ...

Feb 3

Categories: Depression, Mental Health in Asia


Game app to monitor teenage suicide risk

The battle against teenage suicide has entered the digital age as a Hong Kong company is developing a game app to identify at-risk teenagers. Mark Altosaar, who has a background in education technology, and Jamie Chiu, a doctoral candidate in ...

Feb 2

Categories: Mental Health in Asia, Suicide Prevention, Teenage Issues


Is There a Single Dimension of Mental Illness?

Many different types of psychiatric disorders may share a common thread.

Jan 17

Categories: Health / Illness / Medical Issues, Mental Health in Asia


Psychological first-aid important to Malaysia flood victims too

The devastating floods in the East Coast of Peninsular Malaysia have not only cause destruction to property, but also emotional stress and trauma to the victims, as well as health staff and volunteers involved in the relief efforts.

Jan 6

Categories: Mental Health in Asia, Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) / Trauma ...


Grappling with a weighty issue

The number of young people suffering from eating disorders has risen significantly in the past decade and is still climbing. New cases at Singapore General Hospital (SGH), the only hospital to have an exclusive eating disorder programme here, have ...

Nov 28

Categories: Eating Disorders, Mental Health in Asia